NCAAL9

Highly Textured Librarian

Last week I attended the National Conference of African American Librarians.I don’t think I’m going to be able to explain my experience adequately – in part because I want to hold on to it longer – but if you look at #NCAAL9, you can get perspectives from the other attendees if what I say here isn’t enough.

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The opening keynote speaker was Tukufu Zuberi who is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania and is a host of History Detectives on PBS. He spoke about how important librarians/archivists are to preserving the past and understanding the present, the invisibility of African history, and a slew of other things.

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One of the things I found difficult was choosing which sessions to attend. There were several that I wanted to go to but couldn’t because it was the same time as another session. I ended up focusing on the technology, diversity…

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